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Johnson County 4-H students win speaking contest

Mountain City Elementary School 6th-grade students pose for a photo after taking part in the recent public speaking contest. Photo submitted

Staff report

The Annual 4-H County Public Speaking Contest was held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Mountain City Elementary School.
Students in 4th, 5th & 6th grades from across Johnson County competed for top honors in this competition.
“Congratulations go out to all of the winners and participants,” said UT/TSU Extension- Johnson County 4-H Program Assistant Leigh Anne Shull.
According to event organizers, the 1st place winner of the 4th-grade division was AnnaLynne Perkins, a homeschool student.
Asher Milsap from Doe Elementary placed 2nd, and Ellie Averill from Shady Valley Elementary got 3rd place.
Other 4th grade competitors included Kelsey Blevins, Colton Russell, Audrey Shaw, & Sophia Lin.
In the 5th grade division, Ben Sturgill from Roan Creek Elementary placed 1st, Evin Walker, Doe Elementary student, placed 2nd, and Marley Snyder from Roan Creek Elementary was 3rd. Emma Brown and Eric Chant were 5th-grade competitors as well.
First place in the 6th-grade competition went to Maddie Colson, a student from Roan Creek Elementary, 2nd place went to Lexi Mullins from Mountain City Elementary, and 3rd place went to Chloe Sutherland, a student from Roan Creek Elementary.
Sixth-grade students Isaac Lewis, Kimberly Bonilla, Kyle Roberts, Owen Taylor, and Katie Buehrer also participated in the contest. “We are so proud of all of your accomplishments! Special thanks to all of the parents, judges, and 4-H Honor Club members for their support of the 4-H program,” Shull said.